• Colorado Springs City Council wants more information on Comcast contract

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The 68-page pact that lets Comcast provide cable television to Colorado Springs, signed in 2000 by then-Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, is up for renewal, and some City Council members are giving it serious scrutiny. Councilmen Keith King and Bill Murray are dismayed that many of their...

  • Colorado State University disputes Lamborn's charge of buying 'aborted babies' parts

    BY JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Colorado State University officials denied purchasing fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood amid reports that it did so - either directly or indirectly - in January 2013. The issue came to light after anti-abortion activists released undercover videos about Planned Parenthood. In the...

  • Colorado Springs to serve as temporary 'sponsor' of City for Champions project

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    The proposed City for Champions downtown sports and event center got a nudge forward Wednesday when the city became its "sponsor" until "an entity is formed" to back the project. The Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority unanimously approved a resolution to that effect after...

  • Lawsuit against El Paso County wind farm project to continue

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    A lawsuit seeking to dismantle a wind farm project in eastern El Paso County will proceed despite objections from both El Paso County and the wind farm's owner, NextEra Energy Resources. But while the county will have to defend its February approval of the wind farm, attorneys will...

  • Residents have several opportunities to discuss Colorado Springs' Comcast contract

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Residents concerned about Colorado Springs' imminent renewal of Comcast's cable television franchise have several opportunities to express their views, starting with community meetings Wednesday and Thursday nights. The contract will be among issues discussed at Councilman Bill...

  • Armed Colorado Springs combat veterans guard American flag

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS AND CHHUN SUN The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Armed with Rockstar energy drinks, Red Bulls and handguns, two combat veterans settled into lawn chairs Tuesday night to protect the American flag. Their brothers and sisters have died for the flag, they said, and they "pity the fool" who tries to cross them to disrespect it. A...

  • BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS: Access for disabled people lags in the Pikes Peak region 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act began

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was intended to usher in an age of civil rights for people with disabilities. But in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, barriers have gone unaddressed, unnoticed or are part of an unquantified backlog after decades of noncompliance. "In...

  • Mark your calendar: Top happenings this week around the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Here are some of the top happenings this week in the Colorado Springs area: - Beginning Monday, the Midland Trail Interstate 25 underpass connecting to America the Beautiful Park will be closed as part of the I-25/Cimarron Street interchange project. Detours will be posted. A new...

  • Browns Canyon National Monument dedicated

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    SALIDA — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell joined federal and state officials on Saturday to dedicate the newly created Browns Canyon National Monument near Buena Vista. Federal agencies will now prepare a management plan for the monument, with advice from affected American Indian...

  • Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    NEW YORK — The widow of Eric Garner and hundreds of protesters rallied outside a courthouse Saturday to call on federal prosecutors to indict the white police officer who put the black New York City man in a fatal chokehold a year ago. "You all keep me empowered to speak," Garner's...

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